Processing Payments and Selling Courses

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by Sarah Southerland
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Skilljar enables you to use your own payment gateway to process e-commerce transactions for any courses you sell. 

By setting up your own payment gateway, you will receive payment directly to your own account, according to your payment processors' terms and policies. You will also be able to manage any refunds for customers directly. In this article we'll cover:

 

What payment gateways are supported?

From the Skilljar Dashboard, easily connect to the following payment gateways:

  • Paypal - accept payment through Paypal with either a credit card of Paypal account
  • Stripe - accept all major credit cards supported by Stripe

We recommend enabling both payment gateways; historically approximately 70% of course purchases have been via credit card, and 30% processed via PayPal. However, you only need to connect one gateway in order to begin receiving transactions.

Additionally, we support the following custom payment gateways:

You can also configure your organization to process payments outside of Skilljar through an external payment gateway:

To configure a custom payment gateway using one of the services listed above, please contact your Customer Success Manager or our team at support@skilljar.com.

 

Connecting PayPal to my Skilljar account 

Step 1: Get API credentials from your PayPal account

  1. Log in to your PayPal account (or create an account) at www.paypal.com: you must have a PayPal Business account
  2. Navigate to the API Access page and click the Tools tab and navigate to Manage your business > API Access.
    Note: If you are using the Classic PayPal user interface, navigate to My Account > Profile > My Selling Tools, then click the Update (API Access) link.
  3. Click Request API Credentials.
  4. Select Request API signature and click Agree and Submit to generate a set of Signature credentials.
    Here’s an example showing a set of Signature credentials:

 Step 2: Add PayPal API credentials to Skilljar account

  1. Navigate back to the Skilljar Dashboard and select the Organization > Settings menu item.
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  2. From the Settings page, look for the Paypal button under the Payment Gateways section.
  3. Click the PayPal button: 
  4. Input your PayPal API Username, API Password, and Signature and click Add Payment Gateway.
  5. Once completed the form, your unique account code will display under "PayPal" in the Payment Gateway section:
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Connecting Stripe to my Skilljar account 

  1. Navigate back to the Skilljar Dashboard and select the Organization > Settings menu item.
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  2. From the Settings page, look for the Paypal button under the Payment Gateways section.
  3. Click the Connect with Stripe button: 
  4. If you don't have a Stripe account yet, fill out the form provided with your banking details and click Authorize Access to this Account. Or click Sign in if you already have a Stripe account to authorize access.
  5. Once completed, your unique account code will display under "Stripe" in the Payment Gateway section
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